Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 248 (December 4, 1862)]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.105
Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864)
Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: 4 December 1862
Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.8 x 40.8 cm.
Summary of Content: ”Late Northern Intelligence” features news from Washington, including Governor Yates of Illinois’s complaints to the President, Native American prisoners, and the Confederate occupation of Fredericksburg. ”The Yankee Estimate of General Lee”, reprinted from the Chicago Times, describes General Robert E. Lee. Also includes a report entitled ”Modification of the Emancipation Proclamation.” Includes accounts of troop movements and battle reports, advertisements, and local news.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Confederate States of America;, Confederate General or Leader;, Union Forces;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: This newspaper was commenced by Dr. J.P. Hambleton, on the 15th of February, 1859, and continued until May, 1861, when its title was transferred to Messrs. Hanleiter and Adair., In March, 1861, Mr. G.W. Adair became associatd with Mr. Hanleiter in its proprietorship. In May, Dr. Hambleton having discontinued the publication of his paper and transferred its title, etc. to Messrs. Hanleiter and Adair, they adopted, as being more general and appropriate the title of The Southern Confederacy - and associated with themselveds as Co-editors, Mr. J.H. Smith, who in June, 1861, purchased Mr. Hanleiter’s interest. By July 4th 1861, the paper began using a letter and telegraphic correspondant located at Mnassas Junction and other reporters at various points in Virginia. , As the Union troops stormed down towards the Chattahoochee, the paper sought quarters in Macon, georgia, however leaving a small staff in Atlanta to issue hand-bill ”Extras” from proof presses., It’s last copy was issued on the day the Confederates evacuated the City. So fell the City and the newspaper.Order Image